Remember the good old days when just a pen and a notebook were enough for your classes? No, not THAT notebook, but a regular one… you know, paper and all? Ah, you are probably way too young to remember that. Anyway, since you are now going back to school, it’s understandable that you want the best equipment available, especially if you are studying a subject that requires a high-quality machine that will ease up your work and eliminate frustration as much as possible. On that note, we’re talking the best laptop selection of 2018 (for now, at least), so – stick with us and choose your model.
Dell XPS 13
Get back to school with the best of the best. Even though it’s been around for three years already, this fabulous laptop is not decreasing in popularity whatsoever. In fact, it now features a new design that’s both impressive in terms of its performance and its thin, light and glamorous exterior. Dell XPS 13 seems to be more powerful than ever, which is making its starting cost a bit higher than before. Then again, an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor at the very least is worthy of the price bump especially because it comes with a bezel-less InfinityEdge anti-glare display. Expect to find it in the traditional Platinum Silver version or an Alpine White with a Rose Gold lid color option. White is also out there, but it’s much pricier.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
The Samsung Notebook 9 is everything other 2-in-1 laptops were hoping to evolve into. It uses the S-Pen, which is pretty much the same as Microsoft’s new Surface Pen in quality – and, it doesn’t require charging! With a lengthy battery and a touchscreen display of 1080p (we know 1080p is not really ideal), you’ll love writing down your stuff. If you are in the US, you’ll be able to buy it easily. However, Australia and the UK should look for an alternative in the HP Spectre x360 15 which is pretty amazing as well.
Asus ZenBook Laptop
The 13.3-inch Asus ZenBook UX330UA is one of the best players on the market at the moment, with its powerful performance, Kaby Lake chips, a bright, colorful screen, and its sleek, elegant all-metal design.
Packing a speedy 256GB solid-state drive with an amazingly fast Core i5 CPU, over 10 hours of battery life and a sharp, 1080p screen, the Asus ZenBook laptop is a real bargain. ZenBook’s got a vibrant screen with wide viewing angles and a strong performance you’ll fall in love with. The only downside is that its touchpad is a little stiff, but you’ll live.
Apple MacBook Pro
The 2017 MacBook Pro isn’t too different from its predecessor, but it is finally equipped with the stunningly fast PCIe 3.0 SSD storage and the newest generation of Intel Kaby Lake processors. The laptop has a 15.4-inch backlit Retina display which looks absolutely stunning, boasting 220 pixels per inch with a P3 wide color gamut and an often blinding 500 nits brightness. The 2880×1800 resolution is a dream whether you are watching a movie or reading a document off of your laptop screen. “The high-end 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 can turbo boost up to 3.9GHz and has 512GB storage with 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory.” A laptop like this is definitely the future.
With its well-built Windows 10 S, the unconventional Alcantara keyboard and PixelSense touchscreen, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s first try at a “traditional” laptop, even though there’s very little that is traditional about it (more like exceptional, but okay). Surface Laptop features a full stack of U-series 7th generation Intel Core “i” processors, Intel HD Graphics 620 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 and RAM of 4GB – 16GB. The screen is just beautiful with its 13.5-inch, 2256×1504 PixelSense display, making your days in front of the laptop easy on the eyes and pleasant. The storage ranges from 128GB to 512GB SSD, and as far as we’re concerned, the only problem with Surface Laptop is that it doesn’t have a USB-C and Windows 10 S is limited. Surface Laptop is appealing for its impressive performance, laudable design, and beautifully vivid screen. Plus, the price is not so bad, either.